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Lavender in the Village Photos

Lavender in the Village

New Mexicans dress to impress.

Established in 1994, Lavender in the Village is a lavender-focused event held in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM every July. It's the largest Lavender Festival in the Southwestern USA and is fun for lavender-enthusiasts and lavender-newbies alike.
The mission of the Lavender in the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is to preserve and enhance Los Ranchos public open space, stimulate an interest in sustainable agriculture, with an emphasis on educating the public, including such matters as historic agriculture, lavender and its uses, and fostering community spirit.

Lavender in the Village Festival Activities

Learn how to paint lavender plants and bring a memento of the event home.

The 2022 family-friendly festival included:
  • Night Market with Chris Cordova Latin Jazz Concert
  • Special Lavender Menus at Local Restaurants
  • 5K Run
  • New Mexico Beer, Wine, and Spirits
  • Local Arts, Crafts, and Home Decor Creators
  • Henna and Face Painting from Luna Sirena Henna by Gigi
  • Live Music
  • Farm Events, Including Hay Rides and Fresh Lavender Picking
  • Yoga Classes
  • Local Chocolate Factory Tour
  • Lavender Painting Classes
  • Educational and Culinary Seminars and Workshops

Lavender in the Village Vendors

Mac RN Macaron Studio

Attending this festival is a terrific way to support small, local businesses. NM vendors in attendance include Brenda's Perfect Brittle, Meltdown Studio Jewelry, Bite Me Bakery, Crème de la Crème (remember them from the NM Brew Fest?), The Acre restaurant, Old Barrel Tea Company, and more.

Lavender in the Village Photos

How to dress for a lavender festival? Think of it as an excuse to wear your biggest, fanciest hat!


Kimber Ross Studios
Kimber Ross Studios


Kelly Jo Designs

Lavender Wine Spritzer with Chenin Blanc

Lavender Cookies


Lavender?! I hardly know 'er!


Big Jim Farms

Adorably Miniature Lavender Donuts from Simply Sinful

Lavender Popcorn from Cornivore

I like Lavender in the Village, but might like Llama in the Village even more. These friendly fellows are from Llamas del Sol. How do I know they're friendly? No spitting.


Reviewing these Lavender in the Village photos, it took me a moment to realize that's the dog's tail.

Boutique Event: Sweet Bites & Brews pairing at Steel Bender Brewyard

While looking through the following photos, I complained to Sexy Nerd that everyone always looks so cool while I look like a big dorky dork.

"No you don't," he said. So sweet, that husband of mine.

JUST KIDDING. He said he loves me anyway.


4 locally brewed beers paired with 4 lavender desserts

Cheers!